New International Reader's Version

Psalm 68

Psalm 68

For the director of music. A psalm of David. A song.

May God rise up and scatter his enemies.
    May they turn and run away from him.
    May you, God, blow them away like smoke.
As fire melts wax,
    so may God destroy sinful people.
But may those who do what is right be glad
    and filled with joy when they are with him.
    May they be happy and joyful.

Sing to God, sing praise to his name.
    Lift up a song to the God who rides on the clouds.
    Be glad when you are with him.
    His name is the Lord.
God is in his holy temple.
    He is a father to children whose fathers have died.
    He takes care of women whose husbands have died.
God gives lonely people a family.
    He sets prisoners free, and they go out singing.
But those who refuse to obey him
    live in a land that is baked by the sun.

God, you led your people out.
    You marched through the desert.
The ground shook
    when you, the God of Sinai, appeared.
The heavens poured down rain
    when you, the God of Israel, appeared.
God, you gave us plenty of rain.
    You renewed your worn-out land.
10 God, your people made their homes in it.
    From all your riches, you provided for those who were poor.

11 The Lord gives the message.
    The women who make it known are a huge group.
12 They said, “Kings and armies are running away.
    The women at home are dividing up
    the things the army took from their enemies.
13 Even while the soldiers sleep near the sheep pens,
    God wins the battle for them.
He gives the enemy’s silver and gold
    to Israel, his dove.”
14 The Mighty One has scattered the kings around the land.
    It was like snow falling on Mount Zalmon.

15 Mount Bashan is a majestic mountain.
    Mount Bashan is a very rocky mountain.
16 Why are you jealous of Mount Zion, you rocky mountain?
    That’s where God chooses to rule.
    That’s where the Lord himself will live forever.
17 God has come with tens of thousands of his chariots.
    He has come with thousands and thousands of them.
The Lord has come from Mount Sinai.
    He has entered his holy place.
18 When he went up to his place on high,
    he took many prisoners.
He received gifts from people,
    even from those who refused to obey him.
    The Lord God went up to live on Mount Zion.

19 Give praise to the Lord. Give praise to God our Savior.
    He carries our heavy loads day after day.
20 Our God is a God who saves.
    He is the King and the Lord. He saves us from death.

21 God will certainly smash the heads of his enemies.
    He will break the hairy heads of those who keep on sinning.
22 The Lord says, “I will bring your enemies from Bashan.
    I will bring them up from the bottom of the sea.
23 Then your feet can wade in their blood.
    The tongues of your dogs can lick up all the blood they want.”

24 God, those who worship you come marching into view.
    My God and King, those who follow you have entered the sacred tent.
25 The singers are walking in front.
    Next come the musicians.
    Young women playing tambourines are with them.
26 The leaders sing, “Praise God among all those who worship him.
    Praise the Lord in the community of Israel.”
27 The little tribe of Benjamin leads the worshipers.
    Next comes the great crowd of Judah’s princes.
    Then come the princes of Zebulun and the princes of Naphtali.

28 God, show us your power.
    Show us your strength.
    God, do as you have done before.
29 Do it from your temple at Jerusalem,
    where kings will bring you gifts.
30 Give a strong warning to Egypt, that beast among the tall grass.
    It is like a herd of bulls among the calves.
May that beast bow down before you with gifts of silver.
    Scatter the nations who like to make war.
31 Messengers will come from Egypt.
    The people of Cush will be quick to bring gifts to you.

32 Sing to God, you kingdoms of the earth.
    Sing praise to the Lord.
33 He rides across the highest places in heaven.
He rides across the ancient skies above.
    He thunders with his mighty voice.
34 Tell how powerful God is.
    He rules as king over Israel.
    The skies show how powerful he is.
35 How wonderful is God in his holy place!
    The God of Israel gives power and strength to his people.

Give praise to God!

Nueva Versión Internacional (Castilian)

Salmos 68

Al director musical. Salmo de David. Cántico.

1Que se levante Dios,
    que sean dispersados sus enemigos,
    que huyan de su presencia los que le odian.
Que desaparezcan del todo,
    como humo que se disipa con el viento;
que perezcan ante Dios los impíos,
    como cera que se derrite en el fuego.
Pero que los justos se alegren y se regocijen;
    que estén felices y alegres delante de Dios.

Cantad a Dios, cantad salmos a su nombre;
    aclamad a quien cabalga por las estepas,
y regocijaos en su presencia.
    ¡Su nombre es el Señor!
Padre de los huérfanos y defensor de las viudas
    es Dios en su morada santa.
Dios da un hogar a los desamparados
    y libertad a los cautivos;
    los rebeldes habitarán en el desierto.

Cuando saliste, oh Dios, al frente de tu pueblo,
    cuando a través de los páramos marchaste, Selah
la tierra se estremeció,
    los cielos se vaciaron,
delante de Dios, el Dios de Sinaí,
    delante de Dios, el Dios de Israel.
Tú, oh Dios, diste abundantes lluvias;
    reanimaste a tu extenuada herencia.
10 Tu familia se estableció en la tierra
    que en tu bondad, oh Dios, preparaste para el pobre.

11 El Señor ha emitido la palabra,
    y millares de mensajeras la proclaman:
12 «Van huyendo los reyes y sus tropas;
    en las casas, las mujeres se reparten el botín:
13 alas de paloma cubiertas de plata,
    con plumas de oro resplandeciente.
    Tú te quedaste a dormir entre los rebaños».
14 Cuando el Todopoderoso puso en fuga
    a los reyes de la tierra,
parecían copos de nieve
    cayendo sobre la cumbre del Zalmón.

15 Montañas de Basán, montañas imponentes;
    montañas de Basán, montañas escarpadas:
16 ¿Por qué, montañas escarpadas, miráis con envidia
    al monte donde a Dios le place residir,
    donde el Señor habitará por siempre?
17 Los carros de guerra de Dios
    se cuentan por millares;
del Sinaí vino en ellos el Señor
    para entrar en su santuario.
18 Cuando tú, Dios y Señor,
    ascendiste a las alturas,
    te llevaste contigo a los cautivos;
tomaste tributo de los hombres,
    aun de los rebeldes,
    para establecer tu morada.

19 Bendito sea el Señor, nuestro Dios y Salvador,
    que día tras día sobrelleva nuestras cargas. Selah
20 Nuestro Dios es un Dios que salva;
    el Señor Soberano nos libra de la muerte.

21 Dios aplastará la cabeza de sus enemigos,
    la testa enmarañada de los que viven pecando.
22 El Señor nos dice: «De Basán los haré regresar;
    de las profundidades del mar los haré volver,
23 para que se empapen los pies
    en la sangre de sus enemigos;
para que, al lamerla, los perros
    tengan también su parte».

24 En el santuario pueden verse
    el cortejo de mi Dios,
    el cortejo de mi Dios y Rey.
25 Los cantores van al frente,
    seguidos de los músicos de cuerda,
    entre doncellas que tocan panderetas.
26 Bendecid a Dios en la gran congregación;
    alabad al Señor, descendientes de Israel.
27 Los guía la joven tribu de Benjamín,
    seguida de los múltiples príncipes de Judá
    y de los príncipes de Zabulón y Neftalí.

28 Despliega tu poder, oh Dios;
    haz gala, oh Dios, de tu poder,
    que has manifestado en favor nuestro.
29 A causa de tu templo en Jerusalén
    los reyes te ofrecerán presentes.
30 Reprende a esa bestia de los juncos,
    a esa manada de toros bravos
    entre naciones que parecen becerros.
Haz que, humillada, te lleve lingotes de plata;
    dispersa a las naciones belicosas.
31 Egipto enviará embajadores,
    y Cus se someterá a Dios.

32 Cantad a Dios, oh reinos de la tierra,
    cantad salmos al Señor, Selah
33 al que cabalga por los cielos,
    los cielos antiguos,
al que hace oír su voz,
    su voz de trueno.
34 Reconoced el poder de Dios;
    su majestad está sobre Israel,
    su poder está en las alturas.
35 En tu santuario, oh Dios, eres imponente;
    ¡el Dios de Israel da poder y fuerza a su pueblo!

¡Bendito sea Dios!